What police should know about cophateists

Cophateists are people who, at their best, create difficulties for law enforcement and, at their worst, pose a deadly threat to officers in this country


I would like to create a word to describe a type of person I saw throughout my career that still exists today in cities, towns and villages across the nation. That word is cophateist. This is a category of people who, at their best, create difficulties for law enforcement and, at their worst, pose a deadly threat to officers in this country.

Cophateist

A cophateist, for our purposes, is a person who possesses an unreasonable hatred of law enforcement officers. The cophateist has all the same traits as the hateful racist, except their hatred is directed specifically toward police officers. All cophateists practice cophateism, but not all people who practice cophateism are cophateists.

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